Reports are circulating which suggest the NHS has committed £1 billion to mental health already; beware.
We don’t know how this money – if it is forthcoming – will be dispensed, yet.
Knowing the Tories, they’ll try to hand it over to private organisations who’ll use much of it as profit and salaries, with service delivery coming a poor third.
The Tories’ failure to invest in mental health services is costing the economy £105billion a year, a landmark report says.
The study for NHS England reveals that one in four people will suffer from mental health issues in their lifetime and accuses the Government of a “chronic under-investment” in services.
It puts pressure on David Cameron ahead of his speech today on mental health services in England.
He will promise an overhaul and say: “For too long there hasn’t been enough focus on mental health care.”
Today’s report, by Paul Farmer of mental health charity Mind, calls on Mr Cameron to commit more than £1 billion a year of extra funds.
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